One of the advantages of being small is that we are able to do all the work in the vineyard ourselves. The exception is during the harvest, when we hire a team of locals to help us pick. The other great advantage of being small is that we can harvest each individual parcel of vines when the grapes are at their optimum ripeness.
The grape bunches are all hand-picked and put into small containers to ensure they arrive at the cave in perfect condition. The winemaking is kept as simple and natural as possible.
For our white wine and rosé, the bunches are pressed immediately and the juice cooled. Fermentation is temperature-controlled to retain the full range of aromas and flavours of the grapes.
© 2011 Mas Gabriel organic French wine, Languedoc, south of France